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University of Memphis Reviews in Memphis, TN

Updated Jul 18, 2014

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3.7 41 reviews

60% Approve of the CEO

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R. Brad Martin

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76% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Easy work environment, good facilities for child care and schooling for children(in 7 reviews)

  • Great people to work with, relaxed atmosphere(in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • Student workers were exposed to too much politics for a student position(in 2 reviews)

  • Immigrants can forget this place as it doesnot sponspor your permanent residency unless you are tenure track proffessor(in 2 reviews)

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    Great place to work!

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Memphis, TN

    ProsIf you want a month (approx) in accumulated vacation, then this is the place to work. They give 1 sick day and 2 annual days every month. The people I worked with were very "univerisiotic" (very loyal and dedicated).

    ConsThere are no raises, no personal growth, and no promotions . If all these factors matter to you, then its not a place for you. Its located in Memphis and if you live in Bartlett, it would be a long commute.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThere is nothing management can do about it. Its a academic environment in a failing economy.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    An excellent environment to learn and grow

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Memphis, TN

    ProsTuition support for gaining additional skills, Excellent colleagues, Strong sense of purpose, An excellent environment for long term employment or for acquiring the skills to make the jump to your next level, Ample time off for vacation and illness

    ConsThere's no clear career path for many roles, particularly within staff positions. Professional development (other than coursework) is very basic. There is a silo effect -- departments and colleges do not communicate with one another. Salary is lower than in the private sector

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great

    Technical Assistant (Current Employee) Memphis, TN

    ProsGreat individuals to work with in my department.

    ConsNo issues for Student workers.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGreat Management.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    It has been educational.

    Instructor (Current Employee) Memphis, TN

    ProsUniversity jobs are very autonomous

    ConsThere is always one more thing to be done

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    I was a graduate student, it went as expected

    Graduate Assistant (Current Employee) Memphis, TN

    ProsIt ended with me getting a degree

    ConsBoss was a complete nightmare.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGraduate students are human beings, not slaves.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Programmer

    Programmer (Current Employee) Memphis, TN

    ProsThe supervisors are good and give proper direction

    ConsCompensation is on the lower side

    Advice to Senior ManagementGreat work

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good

    Graduate Research Assistant (Current Employee) Memphis, TN

    ProsAs a graduate assistant get real world research experience.
    It Working environment is good
    living cost less
    employer advice well

    ConsSalary low
    Not a good shape
    Memphis is not a good place to entertainment

    Advice to Senior Managementwork-salary balance each other.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Don't work here as a student.

    Clerk (Former Employee) Memphis, TN

    ProsIt's laid back. Probably too laid back.

    ConsCompensation was low. Managers were inappropriate. There was a sex scandal in the workplace and no one was reprimanded or fired. Student workers were exposed to too much politics for a student position.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Working for the University of Memphis has been an awesome experience.

    Recruitment Coordinator (Current Employee) Memphis, TN

    ProsPositive work environment, you feel like you're making a difference in others' lives, coworkers are easy to get along with

    ConsHigher up administration tends to control your operations, your ideas aren't always heard because decisions are made higher up

    Advice to Senior ManagementSomewhat difficult to work with upper management. Depends on the individuals you are working with.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Adjunct Instructor

    Adjunct Instructor (Current Employee) Memphis, TN

    ProsPros included free parking at satellite campuses, great students with a thirst for knowledge, and access to campus when needed. They have great computer labs.

    ConsPay for adjunct instructors is very, very, very, very, very, very, very low. Many community colleges in the area offer better compensation.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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